Friday, 26 October 2012

The Friday Question Set — 26-10-2012

Hmmm … 

Well, THAT’S a nice little display of artwork, isn’t it … ?

Just so you know, the last piece is the cover of Riptide, the latest novel by regular Old Peculiar contributor, Debbi.

She’s currently right in the middle of reorganising her crowdsourcing campaign, raising money for an independent movie project: but HAS managed to put up a FB page, in the meantime.

Here’s hoping that — and the link to it I’ve put in the sidebar* — helps!

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


After all, it’s a Friday: which my regular followers will know means it’s time for the Friday Question Set: aimed at those struggling Pub and Charity quiz masters out there who need a question set, for free, pronto.

As ever, the only thing I ask for — formalised under the Creative Commons License — is a writers credit, and that — if you republish — you do so under the same license.

With that in mind … ?

Here’s this week’s Friday Question Set, covered by the Creative Commons License
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Q1) In the initials CBE, what does the C stand for?   
A1) Commander.
Q2) What’s the capital of the Falkland Islands?   
Q2) Port Stanley.
Q3) Was Geoff Boycott a left or right handed bats-man?   
A3) Right–handed.
Q4) For what film did Michael Caine win his second Oscar?   
A4) The Cider House Rules.
Q5) In which former member of the USSR is the city of Kiev?      
A5) The Ukraine.
Q6) Las Ketchup gave us The Ketchup Song: but from which European country are they from?   
A6) Spain.
Q7) Who was Britain’s longest reigning monarch, prior to Queen Victoria?   
A7) George 3rd.   (Accept ‘Mad King George’)
Q8) What word can go before ‘beer’, ‘bread’, and ‘nut’?   
A8) Ginger.
Q9) On what night of January is Burns Night?   
A9) January the 25th.
Q10) In what month was the 2005 Glastonbury Festival?   
A10) June.
Q11) Birds have a better sense of smell than most mammals: true or false?   
A11) False.
Q12) Which small black-and-white mammal defends itself by emitting an unbearable smell?   
A12) The skunk.
Q13) In 1858 the smell coming from sewage in the River Thames led to that year being labelled The Year of the Great … what?   
A13) Stink.
Q14) Which perfume house makes perfumes called Opium, Paris and Rive Gauche?   
A14) Yves St Laurent.
Q15) What is a stinkhorn: a lichen, an algae or a fungus?   
A15) A fungusº.
Q16) Which perfume was first made in 1768 in response to a Russian count’s challenge to recreate the smell of old leather?   
A16) Imperial Leather.
Q17) What does hydrogen sulphide smell like?   
A17) Rotten eggs.
Q18) What, according to Shakespeare’s Juliet, would smell as sweet by any other name?   
A18) A rose.
Q19) The titan arum is said to be the world’s smelliest plant: what does it smell of?   
A19) Decaying flesh (or corpses)
Q20) Which song title did Cliff Richard use for the name of his first perfume?   
A20) Miss You Nights.
Q21) Which boxer was bitten on the ear by Mike Tyson during a fight?   
A21) Evander Holyfield.
Q22) Who stole fire from Mount Olympus?   
A22) Prometheus.
Q23) On whom did Michael Fagin make a surprise visit in 1982?   
A23) Queen Elizabeth II.
Q24) Who was stabbed in the arras by Hamlet?   
A24) Polonius.   (An arras is a curtain)
Q25) Who was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170?   
A25) Thomas a’Becket.
Q26) In the Stars Wars saga, which character was transformed into the evil Darth Vader?   
A26) Anakin Skywalker.
Q27) Who was spied on by Peeping Tom in 1040?   
A27) Lady Godiva.
Q28) What name was given to disgruntled workers who set about destroying industrial machinery in the early nineteenth century?   
A28) Luddites.
Q29) Who did John Hinckley Junior take a pot shot at?   
A29) Ronald Reagan.
Q30) In 2006 which squash legend found himself facing a possible death sentence on charges of assault?    
A30) Jansher Khan.
Q31) Which mathematical symbol describes the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter?   
A31) Pi.   (Or π, if you’re Greek enough …)
Q32) In which hand does the Statue of Liberty hold her flaming torch?   
A32) Her right hand.
Q33) Which animal features on the club crests of both Coventry and Dumbarton football clubs?  
A33) An elephant.
Q34) What is the sign of the zodiac for Capricorn?   
A34) A goat.
Q35) What first appeared on roads in Slough in 1956?   A35) Yellow lines.
Q36) Which city has a silver hallmark comprising a harp and crown?   A36) Dublin.
Q37) What animal is the symbol of the Democratic Party in the USA?   A37) A donkey.
Q38) Cars from which country are represented by the letters IRL?   A38) Ireland
.Q39) Which sign of the zodiac is represented by a pair of scales?   A39) Libra.
Q40) In Morse code, which letter is represented by a single dot?   
A40) E.
Q41) Many kinds of shark will drown if they stop swimming: true or false?   
A41) True
Q42) Gorillas have the loudest snore in the animal kingdom: true or false?   
A42) False (they never snore).
Q43) In Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, exactly WHAT fish does the old man catch?   
A43) A marlin.
Q44) The chough belongs to which family of birds?   
A44) The crows.   (And on my home town’s coat of arms.)
Q45) Pandas are not bears: true or false?   
A45) True (they are closer to raccoons).
Q46) A ‘spat’ is a baby what?   
A46) A baby oyster.
Q47) What does the Ancient Mariner kill in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner?   
A47) An albatross.
Q48) Which insects do you have in your pants if you are restless or jittery?   
A48) Ants.
Q49) Is the bongo a species of snake, lizard or antelope?   
A49) Antelope.
Q50) What is the offspring of a male ass and a mare called?   
A50) A mule.
Q51) There are 2 Cleopatra’s Needles outside Egypt: one in London, and the other … where?   
A51) New York.
Q52) How many wives did Henry 8th divorce?   
A52) Two.
Q53) True or False: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the first fictional detective.   
A53) False: it was actually Edgar Allen Poe, in The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Q54) Which European country holds the record for consumption of alcohol?   
A54) Russia.
Q55) Canterbury Cathedral is in which English county?   
A55) Kent.
Q56) How much sugar does the average Briton eat, each month?   
A56) 7lb.   (3.2 kgs)
Q57) What modern–day pub game was imported into the US, by the Pilgrim Fathers?   
A57) Darts.
Q58) If you studied Apiology, what would you be studying?   
A58) Honey Bees.
Q59) Which Friends star was born with the surname, Anistonopoulos?   
A59) Jennifer Aniston.
Q60) Who was the first news-reader in the UK to be knighted?   
A60) Sir Alistair Burnet.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a  tune from the late Robert Palmer … 

*        Just under the Followers section: click on the picture, it’ll take you straight there …

º        With thanks to David Bodycombe and Partha Sg of the FB QuizMasters group: gentlemen, thank you, you’ve inspired the rewritten question!


Debbi said...

Hey, Paul! Thanks so much for putting up the link to the Facebook page. :)

Just to be clear, the crowdfunding project is not for a film. If I meet my initial goal, I'll be able to release a new edition of my first novel under my own publishing imprint. This would make the entire series completely self-published.

My ultimate goal is to keep writing and releasing books in the series, covering start-up costs through crowdfunding.

Wouldn't that be awesome? :)

Nik Nak said...

Gotcha … !

And my pleasure, Debbi!